An nice discussion of Enlightenment principles connecting science and demomcracy

thomas jefferson by Tony the Misfit

Democracy and Science: An Enduring Lineage
[Via AAAS News – RSS Feed]

Francesca Grifo: The Long, Complex Relationship Between Science and U.S. Democracy

In the annual Barnard Environmental Lecture at AAAS, Francesa Grifo explored how the scientific values of free-thinking and transparency also lie at the heart of U.S. democracy.

[More]

Our Founding Fathers, deep in the first blush of the Enlightenment, were tremendously cognizant of the importance of scientific free-thinking to master a democracy. Sscience continues to be imbedded in all we do.

Becasue we are all scientists.  We just need to do abetter job integrating our science with our policies.

Advertisements